time service

I have some testing servers which I need to keep on a time diferent from the domain.

How can I stop them from syncing with the domain controller other than disabling the time service?


Marketing_InsistsAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Make a seperate Network - If those systems don't sync their time, you won't be able to access the domain at all - for authentication or anything else.  Kerberos, Microsoft's adopted authentication mechanism, REQUIRES systems to have clocks within a few minutes of each other and that's why they autosync.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
TheCleanerCommented:
What's wrong with disabling the time service on the workstations?  The ony thing it does is sync its time, and if you don't want it to sync then that's what you disable.
0
Marketing_InsistsAuthor Commented:
Automated remote procedures are difficult with time service disabled, they prevent wmi and remote shells from working correctly.

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.